This article seeks to illustrate the need for dialogue between political economy and Catholic social teaching. For this purpose, it approaches Benedict XVI’s encyclical letter Caritas in Veritate by highlighting and elaborating on specific guidelines for action as they are found in the text, which represent good examples of areas where more discussion between sound economists and moralists is required. The article does not try to present alternatives to the encyclical’s guidelines for action or to comment on its moral teachings. The intention is to elicit the need for dialogue between the two fields of knowledge so they may come together and offer technical solutions that are not only morally sound but also economically feasible.
Antonio Pancorbo, "Illustrating the Need for Dialogue between Political Economy and Catholic Social Teaching," Journal of Markets & Morality 15, no. 2 (Fall 2012): 329-346